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Mount Washington Cog Railway

Base Road, Six miles off Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
800-922-8825
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums, Geologic Formations
Activities: Group tours/train, Skiing
Description: Climb to the top of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing Cog Railway trains!
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Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in New England. If you like something unique, this is it. For steam train lovers go early for the first train of the day, that is the one powered by the antique steam locomotive. It was a beautiful summer day at the base when we left, and a raging winter storm at the... More

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The views are amazing the prices are high and you only get a hour once you are at the top of mt Washington

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My family really enjoyed the train...but my favorite part was being at the top of Mt. Washington. Stunning scenery and a lodge full of history. My only complaint is there wasn't enough time to fully enjoy all that was up there before it was time to depart down the mountain. All in all though definitely worth it.

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Groton, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I have gone up Mount Washington before, but never by train. This is a must do for anyone that enjoys trains. My husband likes train so I put a trip together to go up Mount Washington by the Cog Railway for our Anniversary. Even though it was a clear day down at the bottom of the mountain, the top was... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I would recommend this to a male of any age. What boy, or man doesn't like the idea of riding on trains. The tickets were pricey but well worth it considering the extend of the tour & all that it entails. The history alone was very educational. Worth the see

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Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We ordered our tickets ahead of time and were lucky to have a clear almost warm and calm day. The views both on the way up and down and of course at the summit were fantastic. The cog railroad is an engineering marvel that gives you a slow roller coaster ride to the summit and back down. At the top... More

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Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I was a bit hesitant at first because of the high cost person person (can't we just DRIVE to the top?!!) but I'm sooo glad we did it! Took a chance by booking way in advance for the 0815 so we could do the steam train, but that gamble paid off big time. We ended up choosing a beautiful, clear,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Very very steep cliffs, if you don't like the incline when you first go up a roller coaster you won't like the cog. It is a very slow - extremely steep - overlooking cliffs... Kind of a cool experience lots of historical facts on the way up. Be prepared to be cold at the top.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Having got up early to ride the only steam departure of the day (0815) we had a pleasant and interesting trip two-thirds of the way to the top, due to 70m.p.h. and freezing conditions. To be fair, they told us when we first arrived that the train wasn't going all the way to the top due to the adverse weather... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This was a much better way to get to the top of Mt. Washington than driving. I thought fifteen minutes at the top was a little short. But once we got up there and it was pretty chilly up there, fifteen minutes was more than enough time. Not to mention that a permanent cloud was surrounding the top of the... More

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